Fri 26 Sep 2014 11:44AM

Ekalavya to Aaron Swartz -- access (to knowledge) denied

PP Pirate Praveen Public Seen by 56

I propose we start a campaign to link systematic denial of access to knowledge from our past to the present. This will also make people realize the relevance of pirate ideology of free sharing of information in the Indian context. We can make posters, organize debates on how copyright and patents continues to deny knowledge to a vast majority even today. We should remind people of the fights Ekalavya, Aaron Swartz and many more fought to free knowledge from the chains of their times and why more people should join our fight today.


Pirate Praveen Fri 26 Sep 2014 4:40PM

As a concrete step, we should get Guerilla Open Access Manifesto translated to all Indian Languages. Then we should get them printed as pamphlets and start distributing at various events or just as street campaigns in schools and colleges to start a wider debate in the society about lack of access to knowledge. This would be a good way for us to reach out to wider society outside our tech circle.


Vishnu Prakash Sun 28 Sep 2014 11:01AM

I am sure it will impact on thoughts and actions. We will do it. I already shared in our institute's forum.


Pirate Praveen Tue 30 Sep 2014 6:56AM

Sign this petition - Let’s stand together to promote open access worldwide.

Diego Gomez, a Colombian graduate student, currently faces up to eight years in prison for doing something thousands of researchers do every day: posting research results online for those who would not otherwise have a way to access them.


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shirish Tue 30 Sep 2014 1:10PM

Had signed in the morning itself :)


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